Have you read of the wise woman in Proverbs 14? She is a woman who goes to great lengths to establish her home, build up her family and create something beautiful.
Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.” Prov. 14:1
Over the next few days I want to take a look at the wise woman. I have been reading about her recently and she has thoroughly captivated me.
We will look at what she does do. We will look at what she doesn’t do. And, in contrast we will compare her with, and take a detailed look at the foolish woman who by her carelessness and idleness tears down her home.
As a homemaker, you have the incredible opportunity to build a family and an estate (an estate!) that will be to our LORD’s glory, as well as the profit of others for years to come. This is not only your privilege, it is your choice.
It is your choice alone to be wise and build up your home.
In your home it is your choice to:
- Be productive
- Be attentive
- Be creative
- Speak with kindness
- Build others up
- Train your children
- Educate your children well
- Love your husband
- Serve your family
- Offer hospitality
…and the list goes on and on. Can you grasp the potential this wise woman has?
Simply put; forsake the foolish.
Forsake the foolish, and live, and go in the way of understanding. Proverbs 9:6
We’ve never driven through a neighborhood and seen a wife literally tearing her house apart with her bare hands. Metaphorically, however, the foolish woman is tearing down her home. Plank by plank, and shingle by shingle, the foolish woman tears down her home by:
- Her neglect
- Her laziness and selfishness
- Her poor time management
- Her being distracted
- Her addiction to technology
- Her lack of discipline
- Her lack of self-control
- Her negativity
- Her sharp tongue
- Her lack of interest
…this can go on and on as well. Writing this out grieves my heart. We’ve all been lazy and selfish at times. But to know that we are choosing characteristics from the list above every day?
No. No more.
Choose Ye This Day
And you? Which do you choose? Even without reading the rest of the posts I am preparing for you, which do you choose? The wise woman who builds her home and leaves a Godly legacy, or the foolish woman who leaves ruin and decay?
Choose to be wise. Choose to live wisely. Choose to forsake the foolish. Choose, each day and each hour to live the victorious life.
… we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Romans 8:37
Next time I will share why it is we want to intentionally choose to live as wise women. Why we should want to make that effort each day.
Read part 2 here: Why Make The Daily Effort to be a Wise Woman?